2011-12 AVERAGES 2.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 0.3 apg (16 games)
2011-12 Played in 16 games during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 2.8 ppg. and 2.4 rpg. in 11.7 mpg. Made two starts, averaging 6.5 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 1.5 apg. and 1.50 bpg. in 25.0 mpg. during that span. Played in four playoff contests, averaging 1.0 ppg. in 2.3 mpg. During the regular season, led (or tied) the team in assists once. Made first NBA start on Apr. 16 vs. Philadelphia, tallying six points, a career-high six rebounds and one blocked shot in 24 minutes. Scored in double figures once – a career-high 11 points on Apr. 15 at Cleveland. Also recorded careerhighs of five steals and three blocked shots in that contest. Made his NBA debut on Jan. 27 at New Orleans, scoring two points (2-2 FT) in three minutes. DNP-CD 30 times. On the Inactive List 20 times.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER Did not appear in a game during 2010-11 season. On the Inactive List due to arthroscopic surgery on his left knee (Dec. 23) 54 times (Dec. 23-Apr. 13). On the Inactive List 28 other times (Oct. 28-Dec. 21). Played two games with New Mexico of the NBA Development League, averaging 10.0 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 1.00 blkpg. in 21.0 min pg.
COLLEGE Played one season at the University of Kentucky, averaging 3.4 ppg., 3.3 rpg. and 1.39 blkpg. in 13.4 minpg. in 38 games during his freshman campaign (2009-10). Shot .527 (48-91) from the floor. Helped the Wildcats reach the Elite Eight during the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Recorded 16 games with two-or-more blocked shots, including four games with four rejections, the last time on Mar. 7 vs. Florida. Netted a season-high 14 points on Nov. 21 vs. Rider.